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Now to heaven our prayer ascending

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1 Now to Heav’n our pray’r ascending,
God speed the right!
In a noble cause contending,
God speed the right!
May we live our lives before Thee,
Like the good and great in story,
If we fail, we fail in glory,—
God speed the right!

2 Patient, firm, and persevering,
God speed the right!
No event or danger fearing,
God speed the right!
Pains, nor toils, nor trials heeding,
Never from the truth receding,
And in heav’n own time succeeding,
God speed the right!

3 Still our onward course pursuing,
God speed the right!
Ev’ry foe at length subduing,
God speed the right!
Truth! Thy cause, whate’er delay it,
There’s no pow’r on earth can stay it,
Proudly let us then obey it,
God speed the right!

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #43

Author: William E. Hickson

Hickson, William Edward, son of William Hickson, boot manufacturer, of Smithfield, London, was b. Jan. 7, 1803; retired from business 1840; d. March 22,1870, at Fairseat, Sevenoaks, Kent. Three pieces from his Singing Master, 1836, have come into somewhat extensive use. 1. God bless our native land (p. 1566, ii.) 2. Join now in praise, and sing. [Praise to God.] 1836, as above (ed. 1840, pt. v., No. 62). It was rewritten by the Rev. C. H. Bateman as "Come, children, join to sing " (p. 244, ii.). 3. Now to heav'n our cry [prayers] ascending, God spead the right . [National.] 1836, as above (reprint on cards, No. 85). This is repeated in W. B. Bradbury's Young Melodist, 1845, p. 122, and many later American books. With… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now to heaven our prayer ascending
Author: William E. Hickson
Refrain First Line: God speed the right



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